Technology and Environmental Controls
Access to technology is very important and it is something which most people take for granted. If you are struggling to access your computer or phone because of your medical condition or disability then we can work with you to enable you to access the following devices:
· PCs and Macs
· Iphones and ipads
· Android phones and tablets
We can also look at devices (e.g. switches or other systems) to enable you to control your home environment independently.
Following a discussion with yourself and/or the referring professional, an appointment will be made . Once Assessment is booked an appointment letter will follow with a short questionnaire this needs to be returned before the Assessment so we can ensure the best equipment is available for the day of the Assessment. There is no charge for this Assessment.
What an Assessment consists of?
One of our Occupational Therapists will carry out a brief initial interview asking details about your medical condition or disability and how this affects you. We will then take you to the technology area where you can try out our latest adaptations and even learn how to make adaptations to technology yourself.
After an Assessment?
Following your assessment you will receive advice and information on different switches and adaptations. Certain switches can be purchased through ourselves alternatively the therapist will inform you where they can be purchased or refer you to specialised technology centres.